Sometimes fear motivates us to take action on important issues. Given the assault we’re seeing on people’s rights, not to mention the apocalyptic warnings about increasing climate chaos, it’s understandable that many of us fear for the future and want to do something about it.
But fear can also constrict our voices and distort our thinking. Fear that our candidate will never win can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Fear can get in the way when we’re taking action, or discerning what we are called to do. We’re living in a time when more people are taking action that they wouldn’t have imagined a few years ago, while for others, just getting through the day is scary.
When fear stays in our bodies too long, it’s not good for our health, so it’s not the best long term motivation for activism. Yet just ignoring our fear or trying to banish it doesn’t work either.
Please join me for a free webinar on Navigating Fear in Scary Times.
I’ll share what I’ve learned stepping past my own comfort zone as a climate activist, training people to do civil disobedience, and before that, as a spiritual teacher. We’ll also take inspiration from people who thrived in previous tumultuous times and see what resonates for us today. Whatever your level of current activism, all are welcome!